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Oil Spill Closes 80 Miles of the Mississippi River

Article: Oil Spill Closes 80 Miles of the Mississippi River

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, July 24, 2008 (ENS) – Crews are struggling to contain and clean more than 419,000 gallons of fuel oil from an 80 mile closed stretch of the Mississippi River that extends from New Orleans downstream to the Gulf of Mexico. The oil spilled early Wednesday near downtown New Orleans when the 600-foot…

Louisiana Water Inspectors at Work in Lake Pontchartrain Basin

Article: Louisiana Water Inspectors at Work in Lake Pontchartrain Basin

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, March 7, 2008 (ENS) – In an effort to ensure that Louisiana watersheds are better protected from wastewater discharges, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is conducting a thorough inspection of all potential dischargers in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. Field staff from around the state are making a detailed examination of all…